Current Research Interests
- Tourism and natural resource management collaborations, partnerships, and networks.
- Individual, relational, institutional and programmatic capacity building for adaptive and resilient socio-ecological systems and climate readiness.
- Conservation behaviors to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.
Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Idaho, June 2006
M.S. in Forestry, Virginia Tech, December 2000
B.S., James Madison University, May 1998
Seekamp, E., G. Deason*, and C. Barbieri. 2014. Livelihoods and local heritage: Urban encroachment within a coastal county in the southeastern U.S. Paper presented at the 20th International Symposium on Society and Research Management (ISSRM). June 9-13, 2014. Hannover, Germany.
Deason, G. *, D. Peroff*, J. Iyengar*, M. Hayes*, and E. Seekamp. 2014. “Well, it came with my job description:” A case study of an ecotourism partnership lifecycle. Paper presented at the 20th International Symposium on Society and Research Management (ISSRM). June 9-13, 2014. Hannover, Germany.
Mayer, J.*, E. Seekamp, P. Charlebois, G. Hitzroth. (2014). “Most of them don’t know enough”: Exploring organisms-in-trade hobbyists’ intentions to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes region. Presented at the Great Lakes Briefs on Invasive Organisms in Trade in Commerce (BIOTIC) Symposium. June 3-4, 2014. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mayer, J.*, E. Seekamp, P. Charlebois, G. Hitzroth. (2014). Predicting behavioral intention of organisms-in-trade hobbyists: A study to enhance outreach in the Great Lakes Region. Presented at the 2014 International Association for Great Lakes Research Conference. May 26-30, 2014. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Guo, T.*, E. Seekamp, C. Barbieri, R. Moore, M. Floyd, C. Vick, M. Whitlow, and K. Conlon. 2014. Conducting economic impact studies: Lessons learned from the 2013 North Carolina State Parks project. Paper presented at the 2014 National Outdoor Recreation Conference, May 13-16, San Francisco, California.
Seekamp, E. 2014. Visitor Use Management: Social Impacts and Solutions. Interagency Regional Wilderness Stewardship Training, April 10, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, Asheville, North Carolina.
Deason, G.* and E. Seekamp. 2014. Birder friendly businesses: Helping North Carolina become a leading nature-based tourism destination. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Southeastern Recreation Research Conference, March 30th – April 1st, Asheville, North Carolina.
Seekamp, E., M. Davenport, J. Smith. 2014. An integrated, interdisciplinary and multi-method process for building climate readiness in coastal communities. Paper presented at the 2014 NOAA Social Coast Forum, February 18-20, Charleston, South Carolina.
* Denotes undergraduate or graduate student under direct advisement
Selected Projects/Grant Funding
Seekamp, E., and J. Smith. 2014-2016. Informing plans for managing resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore under projected climate change, sea level rise, and associated impacts. National Parks Service, Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit. $125,000.
Seekamp, E., R. Emanuel, S. Dashmohapatra, C. Moorman, and J. Smith. 2015-2017. Socio-ecological solutions to the salinization of Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula: An interdisciplinary assessment of land and water resources and community climate readiness. College of Natural Resources, NC State University. $815,929.
Seekamp, E., and J. Smith. 2014-2016. Building climate readiness in nature-based tourism-dependent coastal communities. University of Minnesota. $70,133. [subcontract of $199,999 Minnesota Sea Grant award]
Seekamp, E. 2013-2014. Facilitating NCBT Birder-Friendly Business Program through Benefit Identification, Decision Criteria Evaluation, and Program Redevelopment. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Commission. $5,772.
Seekamp, E. 2013-2014. Facilitating NCBT Birder-Friendly Business Program through Benefit Identification, Decision Criteria Evaluation, and Program Redevelopment. North Carolina Sea Grant. $3,302.
Seekamp, E., C. Barbieri, R. Moore, M. Floyd, and C. Vick. Economic contributions of tourists to selected North Carolina State Parks. North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation. $91,760.
- Assessing the efficacy of community-based natural resource management planning with a multi-watershed approach (2016)
- Effects of outreach on the prevention of aquatic invasive species spread among organism-in-trade hobbyists (2016)
- The Effects of 2D and 3D imagery and an educational message on perceptions of trail impacts (2016)
- Exploring the efficacy of an aquatic invasive species prevention campaign among water recreationists (2016)
- An examination of behavior change theories to predict behavioral intentions of organisms-in-trade hobbyists (2015)
- Examining tourism destination risk and community adaptive capacity along the north shore of Lake Superior (2015)
- Projected impacts to the production of outdoor recreation opportunities across state park systems in the US due to the adoption of a domestic climate change mitigation policy (2015)
- Determinants of responsible hiking behavior: Results from a stated choice experiment (2015)
- Should cruise ports market ecotourism? A comparative analysis of passenger spending expectations within the Panama Canal watershed (2015)
- Perceived impacts of climate change, coastal development and policy on oyster harvesting in the Southeastern United States (2014)